Stardate not given: Bashir is indulging in a holosuite program in which he is a glamorous British superspy on 1960’s Earth, when he is joined by an uninvited guest – Garak. Meanwhile, the Runabout Orinoco is returning from a conference, with Sisko, Kira, Dax, Worf, and O’Brien aboard, when it explodes due to sabotage. The Ops transporter is damaged while beaming them off, but Odo and Eddington manage to store the patterns…in Bashir’s holo- program, it turns out, where Bashir is startled to find the characters replaced by the images of the missing officers. While Eddington, Odo, and Rom figure out how to reintegrate their physical and neural patterns, Bashir must make sure the holosuite computer doesn’t kill them off as part of his fantasy.
teleplay by Ronald D. Moore
story by Robert Gillan
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Max Grodenchik (Rom), Kenneth Marshall (Eddington), Andrew Robinson (Garak), Melissa Young (Caprice), Marci Brickhouse (Mona Luvsitt)
LogBook entry by Tracy Hemenover